Mashed Butternut Squash and Sweet Potatoes (Healthy Low Calorie)

Better than regular mashed potatoes, Healthy Mashed Butternut Squash and Sweet Potatoes are a delicious, vegetarian and gluten-free side dish for dinner.
These were so good. Loved them better than regular mashed potatoes! Healthy Mashed Butternut Squash and Sweet Potatoes - Low Calorie, Low Fat, Delicious Side Dish Recipe for Dinner

It’s Fall y’all. Oh yes, I am exceedingly happy about this. I was fretfully holding on to the last of the summer vegetables, until I saw butternut squash. Then my desire for fall vegetables surpassed my love of tomatoes. Bye, bye tomatoes, and hello butternut squash. How I love thee. Now if the weather would only remember it is autumn and bring on some cooler weather. Oh well, we have eaten some form of squash almost every day this week. I cannot help it, I just love, love, love winter squash, like butternut, acorn, delicata, etc. As soon as I see them, I think about a day of fun at a pumpkin patch. I think about Pumpkin Spice Lattes (although they are too sweet now), leaves changing color and ordering a Halloween costume for my daughter.

These were so good. Loved them better than regular mashed potatoes! Healthy Mashed Butternut Squash and Sweet Potatoes - Low Calorie, Low Fat, Delicious Side Dish Recipe for Dinner

Even with my long list of things to do; community Halloween party, Halloween itself, my daughter’s birthday party, Thanksgiving, Christmas party, Christmas, I still feel a little more light-footed. That is all fun stuff. With a long to-do list, Mashed Butternut Squash and Sweet Potatoes is an easy side dish for dinner. I save some time by not peeling the squash or sweet potatoes. I roast them first. Then it is simple to scoop out the filling with a spoon. That makes the prep time under 5 minutes. These mix of vegetables need very little to make them shine. A couple of pinches of spices, a little cream cheese to give them a luxurious texture and a little milk, that is all you need. How easy is that?

These were so good. Loved them better than regular mashed potatoes! Healthy Mashed Butternut Squash and Sweet Potatoes - Low Calorie, Low Fat, Delicious Side Dish Recipe for Dinner

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These were so good. Loved them better than regular mashed potatoes! Healthy Mashed Butternut Squash and Sweet Potatoes - Low Calorie, Low Fat, Delicious Side Dish Recipe for Dinner

Healthy Mashed Butternut Squash and Sweet Potatoes

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 75 kcal
Author Christie Daruwalla

Ingredients

  • 1 large sweet potato cut half lengthwise
  • 1 medium butternut squash cut half lengthwise
  • ¼ cup reduced-fat milk
  • 3 tbsp Greek yogurt cream cheese
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • ¼ tsp fresh ground black pepper
  • 1/8 tsp ground cinnamon
  • Pinch of nutmeg

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 450•.
  2. Place vegetables on a baking sheet cut side down.
  3. Bake for 20 to 30 minutes, until a fork goes through easily.
  4. Let cool slightly.
  5. Peel off the skin and put the sweet potato and butternut squash in a large bowl.
  6. Add the rest of the ingredients and mash.

Recipe Notes

I calculated 3  Weight Watcher Smartpoints.

Nutrition Facts
Healthy Mashed Butternut Squash and Sweet Potatoes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 75 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 2%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Total Carbohydrates 13g 4%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 4g
Protein 3g 6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Happy Healthy Eating,

Christie

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Comments

  1. The perfect comforting fall side dish!! Love butternut!
  2. This sounds so good! I want to try it now!
  3. Ohhh, I can always use more side dishes for Thanksgiving and this sounds great! Perfect combination and so easy!
  4. This would make the perfect side for any Thanksgiving table. Looks wonderful.
  5. Very nice alternative to mashed potatoes! I love the color.
  6. This looks like such a yummy side. I think it would be perfect with the brussels sprouts I'm planning for dinner tonight!
  7. I really love the idea of combining sweet potatoes and butternut squash- how delicious it must be! This is a side dish that I'm looking forward to trying!
  8. These look dreamy! What a great idea to use butternut squash and sweet potatoes. These would be perfect for any dinner!
  9. Such a healthy dish and made with two of my favorite Fall veggies! This will go perfect with the pork tenderloin that I'm making this week!
  10. Two of my favorites all mashed together in one dish! Yum. Perfect for the holidays!
  11. This sounds so delicious! :) I love that you combined the butternut squash and sweet potatoes! And Greek yogurt? Genius!
  12. Connie Swain says
    Can you please tell me what the serving size is for the 75 calories. This sounds very delicious!

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